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Drama Game: Bomb and Shield


Nov 29, 2013 Drama Games 4 Comments

bomb game for kidsType: Warm-up

Purpose:  Great to play as a fun warm-up or a mid-session activity if the kids have been sitting for too long.


1.  Have the kids stand in a circle.

2.  Ask the kids to silently choose two people in the circle and label them: 1 person as a “bomb” and 1 person as a “shield”.  They should do this without letting anyone else knowing.

3.  When you say “Go”, the kids are to move around the room, always keeping their “shield” between themselves and the “bomb”. They must never stop moving.

4.  After awhile, say “Switch!”.  Now the “bomb” becomes your “shield” and your “shield” becomes your “bomb”.

5.  At the end of the activity have the kids circle-up and one by one share who was their bomb and who was their shield.

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“It’s not often that I genuinely laugh at material written for this age group or genuinely get a lump in my throat. It’s so rewarding watching my younger actors perform material that doesn’t write down to them.”

Samuel Bush
September 20, 2014


  • bob
    May 30, 2017 at 5:59 am Reply

    thx they loved it

  • jace
    Dec 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply


  • Anne
    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    What age did you use this with? Just curious…I can’t decide if it would work with my older kids or not…

  • Wayne
    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:02 am Reply

    I do this with a variation where at a certain point I say “explode.” If the student doesn’t have their shield between them and their bomb at this point, they must act like they are blowing up. Adds a fun, dramatic element to it.

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